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City of Detroit

707 West Milwaukee

Detroit, Michigan 48202


Contact: Cylenthia LaToye Miller

Phone: (313) 876-0674

Proposed Award Amount: $300,000

Community Served: City of Detroit

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This grant, Building Workers for Detroits Future, will fund assistive technology as well as positions for one full-time and one part-time Program Navigator, who will work directly with youth with disabilities enrolled in WIA youth programs. Thus, this grant will expand the capacity of two existing grants from the U.S. Department of Labors Office of Disability Employment (ODEP): Customized Employment for People with Disabilities and the Innovative Demonstration Grant for Youth with Disabilities. In addition to coordinating with these ongoing disability grants, this project will support the process of the Detroit Workforce Development Boards Disability Task Force, which oversees access to services by One Stop system providers, including vocational rehabilitation providers.

Partnerships: The Detroit Workforce Boards Disability Task Force is comprised of members who represent Detroit area disability groups, organizations, and providers. The Task Forces primary mission is to assist individuals with disabilities in attaining full inclusion in society, employment opportunities, and economic independence as a result of services within the One Stop system.